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  • Collegians adopt Chembur railway station, clean up with 3 hours

    Around 125 students aged between 19 and 22 years participated in sprucing up the station, and even donated dustbins and cleaning equipment to the station staff.

    Wednesday, 28 January 2015 - 7:26am
  • They have the healing powers

    Paayal Talwaar knew that her prayers and the prayers of the connect-ticket group members had been answered when her father recovered from a critical condition. Ramesh Taneja was admitted for a simple gall-bladder laparoscopic surgery in 2013. He was to be discharged on November 11 when he developed...

    Monday, 26 January 2015 - 5:30am
  • Events in pride calendar go down but participation up

    As the discussion over balloons and stage decoration subsides, Yaariyan, the LGBT youth wing of Humsafar trust, prepares for its next mega event 'The Gulabi Mela' on Sunday in Bandra.

    Saturday, 24 January 2015 - 5:30am
  • Big businesses look out for inclusion of LGBT

    Homophobia comes at a cost, even to the economy. The World Bank report of 2014 on the economic cost of homophobia and the exclusion of LGBT people has a case study by MV Lee Badgett in India which reveals a loss of about 1.7% to the GDP due to these attitudes. In 2012, the partial cost of...

    Saturday, 24 January 2015 - 5:25am
  • 50% more bringing pride to the march: Humsafar trust

    The seventh edition of Queer Azadi Mumbai (QAM) Pride March is here and the salient feature this year is how mainstream the event has become. With mainstream media taking up the cause with films, news channel debates and YouTube videos, the “miniscule minority”, as dubbed by the SC...

    Saturday, 24 January 2015 - 7:15am
  • When you are no longer ashamed, the only thing you can be is proud: Harish Iyer and Sonal Giani

    With the QAM pride march round the corner, at his sarcastic and funniest best, activist Harish Iyer and advocate officer of Humsafar trust Sonal Giani spoke to dna's Preksha Malu about the celebrations, and what it means to be out and proud:

    Saturday, 24 January 2015 - 7:30am
  • Eminent journalist P Sainath to launch website on rural initiatives today

    The website is a crowd funded initiative

    Friday, 23 January 2015 - 6:22am
  • Bhanwari Devi urges women to fight against sexual harassment

    The Women Development Cell (WDC), University of Mumbai, on Tuesday organised a seminar — Facing and fighting sexual harassment — at their Kalina campus. Bhanwari Devi, whose alleged gang rape caused a stir nationally and internationally and led to the formation of Vishaka Guidelines,...

    Wednesday, 21 January 2015 - 7:30am
  • Panel sheds light on rights of domestic violence victims

    The Women Graduates Union (WGU) organised a talk and panel discussion on domestic violence in Colaba on Monday. The talks shed more light on the importance of education, violence behind closed doors and the legal recourse that can be taken in such a situation.

    Tuesday, 20 January 2015 - 7:30am
  • Mumbai comes to a standstill, to run

    For the uninitiated, the Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon was a delightful Rubik's Cube not meant to be solved. While the full and half marathons saw exceptional enthusiasm, drawing about 3,500 and 12,500 participants respectively, the Dream Run saw an eclectic crowd where senior citizens...

    Monday, 19 January 2015 - 7:10am